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Research Project Manager All of Us Program

Company: Brigham and Women's Hospital
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT:

We are looking for a highly motivated, engaging and organized Research Project Manager who is passionate about leading recruitment for the All of Us Precision Medicine Research Program. The Project Manager will be responsible for driving recruitment, enrollment, and retention activities at one or two Mass General Brigham sites.

The All of Us Research Program is a landmark longitudinal research study that aims to engage one million or more U.S. participants to enable research that will, over time, improve the ability to prevent and treat disease based on individual differences in lifestyle, environment and genetics. Participants are invited to contribute a range of data about themselves by completing questionnaires, granting access to their electronic health records, providing blood and urine samples, undergoing a physical evaluation, and sharing real-time information via smartphones or wearable devices. A primary goal of All of Us is to create a national resource for researchers to help answer important questions about a variety of health conditions. The All of Us Research Program will support research in various areas, including pharmacogenetics, precision medicine, prediction and prevention, to advance treatments of diseases.

Mass General Brigham (MGB) and its hospitals, in collaboration with Boston Medical Center, were selected as one of several enrollment centers for the All of Us Research program. As such, MGB has been tasked with engaging, enrolling, and retaining several tens of thousands of participants. The Research Project Manager manages Research Assistants performing All of Us recruitment, sample collection, and patient engagement activities at one or several MGB sites as well as community organizations, working in collaboration with a team that includes a Program Director and several Managers. This position is at the forefront of enabling precision medicine and provides the opportunity to work with world-class researchers and clinicians on a very large research program. The Research Project Manager functions independently and works directly with the All of Us New England Consortium Principal Investigators (PIs) and Program Director.

The Research Project Manager is primarily responsible for recruitment at several MGB sites. This requires managing a team of Research Assistants and ensuring that recruitment, enrollment and retention activities meet protocol requirements and achieve programmatic targets. The Research Project Manager is responsible for the daily execution of principal duties and responsibilities described below and aspects of project management and administration including operational, budgetary, communication, training, and research subject education components. Also responsible for training and direct supervision of a team of Research Assistants. Principal duties may vary over time with project demands.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Principal responsibilities include:

  • The Research Project Manager under the supervision of the PIs and the Program Director, will be responsible for leading recruitment, enrollment, and retention activities at several MGB community health centers or other sites. This requires supervising Research Assistants who perform engagement, enrollment, physical measurements, and specimen collection activities at several MGB sites.
  • Has direct management responsibility for All of Us study personnel including hiring, discipline, evaluation, orientation, training, and suggested firing. Supervises the daily activities of Research Assistants.
  • Work closely with the Program Director, PIs and Engagement and Communications team to promote the All of Us Research Program across MGB.
  • In collaboration with the Program Director, and Engagement and Communications team, work with community organizations to host promotional tables and recruitment activities.
  • In collaboration with the Program Director, work with the Central Lab Facility to oversee sample flow and processing.
  • Responsible for the coordination and implementation of research design process and study protocol at study sites and at community events.
  • Responsible for opening new recruitment sites throughout MGB hospitals and community health centers.
  • Participate in all decisions made and the formulation of policies and procedures for the study. Identifies modifications needed and works to implement solutions.
  • On a daily basis, executes the procedural, managerial, and policy decisions of PIs and Administration, including the Program Director and Financial Director, made for the study. Directly responds to inquiries regarding study protocol and policy. This includes managing inquiries from patients, investigators, physicians, and other clinical and research staff. Serve as liaison to internal and external populations.
  • Develops detailed protocol documents that meet federal/institutional standards.
  • Conducts on and off-site informational sessions to appropriate audiences.
  • Attends meetings and scientific conferences when appropriate.
  • Responsible for developing and managing the project's operating budgets.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's Degree required
  • Minimum of 5 years of progressively more responsible experience in a research-related field required.
  • Supervisory experience required.
  • Must have outstanding writing skills.
  • Must have excellent verbal communication skills. Must be able to interpret information as appropriate, answer complex questions in a professional manner, and communicate in a courteous, clear, and concise manner. Must be able to work with people of diverse backgrounds, from students through to senior faculty, and individuals for whom English is not a first language and who may have different styles of communication.
  • Must have strong organizational skills as well as attention to detail.

Must have good technology skills: Good computer skills, including the ability to use word processing, email/outlook, excel, and other applications.

SKILLS/ ABILITIES/ COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:

  • Ability to make independent effective decisions
  • Excellent judgment and ability to interpret information and protocol requirements
  • Aptitude for technical problem solving
  • Excellent organizational skills to formulate and complete vigorous timetables and meet the contract's complex financial restrictions
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to effectively supervise and train staff
  • Demonstrated analytical skills to problem solve effectively
  • Strong working knowledge of NIH contract procedures and funding policies

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Works in normal office environment and hospital clinics throughout MGB affiliated Hospitals and Health Centers.
  • Travels to multiple MGB and unaffiliated sites for community events.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:

Will have direct supervisory responsibility of All of Us recruitment team (up to 10 FTE).

FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY:

Develops /manages budgets when required.

Keywords: Brigham and Women's Hospital, Cambridge , Research Project Manager All of Us Program, Other , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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